The U.S. Supreme Court decided in a 6-3 opinion that a married pair of Japanese immigrants could be deported from the U.S. because of tax felony convictions.
An immigration judge had ordered the removal of resident aliens Akio and Fusako Kawashima after determining that Mr. Kawashima’s conviction for willfully making and subscribing a false tax return, and Mrs. Kawashima’s conviction for aiding and assisting in the preparation of a false tax return, qualified as crimes involving fraud or deceit. The Board of Immigration Appeals agreed and the couple took the case to the Ninth Circuit Court and then the Supreme Court.
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